I was born and raised in neighboring South Hadley. In 1978, my husband Paul and I moved to Amherst. A Jones REALTOR® sold us our first house. We raised our children, Aaron and Amy in this community, and it was a wonderful, welcoming place to grow up. In 1995, when Amy started Amherst Middle School, I began my real estate career. I have been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs ever since. I must add I have made many new friends along the way.
Attended University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UWW)
Associates from Holyoke Community College (HCC)
Real Estate Designations
ABR-Accredited Buyer’s Representative
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
GRI-Graduate REALTOR® Institute
SRES-Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Top Producer since 1999
Board of Directors of UMass Fine Arts Center
Past-President of Children’s Aid & Family Services
Past-President of Echo Hill South Neighborhood Association
HAP (Housing Partnership)
Served on Several Local School Boards
I was born and raised in Amherst and attended the Amherst Public Schools. After graduating from ARHS, I took a year off and worked in Boston. I subsequently attended Long Island University in NYC and transferred to UMass-Amherst where I graduated cum laude, earning a degree in Behavioral Sciences. I assisted my Mom with real estate part-time while in college. Upon graduation, I decided real estate was the career path I wanted to follow.
I learned from my Mom that we need to deliver the best service to our buyers and sellers because "our clients’ best interests come first.”
2000-Graduate of Amherst Regional High School
2005- Graduate of The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2006-REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley "Newcomer of The Year”
2008-Certified Yoga Instructor (200 hours)
2012-Degree in Integrated Nutrition, SUNY (Nutritional Health Coach)
Real Estate Designations
2008-ABR-Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Family Outreach of Amherst
Amherst Chamber of Commerce
UMass Fine Arts Center
I feel that a questionnaire does not warrant the recognition that the Hamel Team deserves. I have always been skeptical of realtors until now, thanks to the Hamel Team. I only do business with people through word of mouth and I could not be happier for being referred to Nancy Hamel.
The experience I had working with Nancy Hamel went beyond my expectations. Nancy Hamel has got to be the most devoted, hard working individuals that I have ever met. Nancy is not only professional but also a loving & caring individual.She was available every step of the way. In spite of complications that I encountered with my lender, the sale of my dream home came true. This would have never happened if it weren't for Nancy who stayed on top of everything. There were nights she worked at unprecedented hours to ensure that seller did not back out and that the bank prioritized my loan due to rigid deadlines. You have a gold mine for an employee who deserves the utmost recognition for the dedication that she puts into her profession. Nancy is truly one of a kind.
I can't go without mentioning her daughter, Amy Hamel. Although we mostly worked with Nancy, on the last day Amy was running around making sure that the closing happened. This truly is a dream team. They have earned a permanent and loyal client. I recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thank you for everything Nancy & Amy and Thank You Jones Group for hiring the best in the business.
The Hamel Team was efficient, responsible & effective. They were present from start to finish & guided me through many speed bumps that came up throughout this transaction. Theirprofessional guidance & expertise got issues resolved quickly. I am grateful for their assistance in Selling my home and even more so for our new friendship. I highly recommend this TEAM to anyone who wants to SELL their home!